- Alumnus Kate Gilmore (MFA 2002 Fine Arts) has a new public art project, “Walk the Walk,” that’s received significant press coverage, including a feature in The New York Times. The installation, sponsored by the Public Art Fund and located in Bryant Park, East 41st Street and Avenue of the Americas, features seven women in identical bright yellow dresses and ivory pumps walking across the top of an eight-foot-high yellow box that the public can interact with. “Walk the Walk” was covered in ArtDaily and This Week in New York, and art critic Roberta Smith wrote an additional review for the Times. Click here to view a video interview with Gilmore by Public Art Fund director Nicholas Baume.
- Fast Company featured Spoonful, the thesis project by MFA Design Department student Carli Pierce. The project is a multi-platform resource for foodies interested in finding local, sustainable ingredients and getting tips on techniques and recipes for cooking them into fresh, new dishes.
- Art21 featured an interview with alumnus Jason Bailer Losh (MFA 2001 Fine Arts). Losh talks about his early experiences woodworking, recent projects working with pieces of Americana and his upcoming collaborative project entitled Chinese Take-Out.
- Kyle Mumford, a current student in the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department, was a guest on faculty member Valerie Smaldone’s WOR710 radio show Valerie’s New York on Tuesday, May 11. Smaldone interviewed Mumford about his film His Naked Mind, for which Mumford won two awards—in Directing and Editing—at the 21st Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards. Click here to listen to the radio segment.
- The New Yorker ran an article about alumnus Michael Giacchino (BFA 1990 Film and Video) in the May 17 issue. Giacchino writes the music for the ABC TV show Lost and won an Oscar for his score for last year’s animated film Up.
Image: Still from Public Art Fund video interview with Kate Gilmore and Nicholas Baume.